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13 August 2007

Stories from 13 August 2007

Indonesia: Miss Universe Go Back

Japundit links to a news story where visiting Japanese Miss Universe Riyo Mori was given a cold reception by protesters in West Java, Indonesia. The protesters are a part of...

Malaysia: Human Trafickers Friends With Authorities

KTEMOC comments on the complicity of Malysian officials with human traffickers as reported by NBC and highlighted by another online news site.

Singapore: Senseless Records

DK is not amused by the world records that Singaporeans are happy breaking.

Russia: Part of Europe

Having spent some time in Moscow, Jonathan Power of Wanabehuman became convinced that “the EU must now pick up the unfinished business of modernising and stabilising Russia that ended in...

Ukraine: Update on Politics

Europhobia posts an update on the current political situation in Ukraine and calls to the EU to take action: “Ukraine is simply too important a neighbour to just sit back...

Eastern Europe: Flat Tax

Transatlantic Politics reports: “The Eastern European countries are engaging in what seems to be a race to the bottom in the implementation of a flat tax policy & rate.”

Russia: Book on Lenin, Stalin and Hitler

The Economist's Edward Lucas reviews a book on “the three monsters of 20th-century Europe”: Lenin, Stalin and Hitler.

Russia: Gender-Bent Dolls

Boing Boing reports on “gender-bent dolls” and snow sled that are “causing upset” in Russia.

Serbia: “Nefertiti” by Jasmina Tešanović

Boing Boing hosts the HTML version of Jasmina Tešanović's latest novella, “Nefertiti” – Creative Commons-licensed, featuring stencil art from Aleksandra Petković.

Russia: Views on Blogging

"Anyone who has a LiveJournal or any other blog is a person with an obvious psychological pathology," said one Russian writer in a recent newspaper interview. Gallery owner Marat Guelman...

India: On Museums

Youth Curry on museums in India, and how they could improve a visitor's experience.

Pakistan: Bad infrastructure

KO on rain bringing Karachi's infrastructure to a standstill, and why bad infrastructure is worse than terrorism.

Pakistan: Celebrating Independence

Metroblogging Lahore has photographs capturing the spirit of celebration to the run-up to Pakistan's Independence Day on August 14th.

Bangladesh: August in 1947 and 1990

The month of August and the flood of memories at Addafication. Partition in 1947, and memories of the author's family living in Kuwait in 1990, during the Iraqi invasion.

Africa: Beautiful Africa Blog Carnival

The third edition of Beautiful Africa Blog Carnival: “Just wanted to let you know that the next edition of Beautiful Africa is due in a week. Time to read through...

Africa: the music of Samba Mapangala and Dar International

Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes you to East Africa: Meet Samba Mapangala and Dar International.

Zimbabwe: commercially insane

The failure of the business community in Zimbabwe to confront Mugabe is “commercially insane”: Business has become the latest target of the Mugabe regime, and yet in the face of...

South Africa: what is the future of Facebook in South Africa?

What is the future of Facebook in South Africa?: “THE calls are growing for facebook to be banned from offices around the country as bandwidth is soaked up by “social...

Liberia: pro-Charles Taylor signs

You might have missed the story about pro-Charles Taylor signs in Monrovia: “As previously mentioned here, and often mentioned in articles by visiting international reporters, for about six months now...

Kenya: civil society protest

Mental Acrobatics marched last week with other Kenyan activists: “On Wednesday afternoon I joined civil society activist in a peaceful march to parliament to present a petition to parliament protesting...

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